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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Tool # 8

I found my first video on YouTube. It is a performance of the song "Defying Gravity" from the Musical Wicked. I would use this video in the classroom to introduce a unit on Musical Theater. Aside from taking the students to see a Musical, the next best thing would be to show them a video of what it is like and then have the students perform a few excerpts from a Musical. The second video that is posted here is "The Dance of the Reed Flutes" from The Nutcracker ballet. This video clip could help to explain ballet to students who have never seen or experienced ballet for themselves. Both of these videos meet the music TEKS that address how music relates to other subjects and other art forms.

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